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HI - Sacramento

925 H St, Sacramento, California, 95814, United States

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Overall Rating 94%

From 48 Reviews

Hostel rating (48)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 96%
Cleanliness 94%
Location 96%
Security 94%
Service 95%
Comfort 89%
Green rating 95%

A stunning Victorian mansion built by a Gold Rush millionaire, in the heart of downtown Sacramento, California’s capital city.

  • Dorm
    From $32.00
  • Private
    From $56.00
10 or more people?

Sacramento Hostel

Hostel Sacramento

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

HI Sacramento hostel is an elegant 1885 Victorian mansion in the heart of downtown Sacramento, within walking distance of the Old Sacramento historic district, the Sacramento River, museum and the State Capitol. Need to go further? Why not raft down the American River, take a day trip to Gold Rush towns and Lake Tahoe or cycle the oak-lined American River bikeway.

Accommodations are in shared, gender-specific or mixed dorm rooms, or in private rooms. Most rooms have shared bathrooms, but one private room with private bath is available.
Guest may choose to stay in:<br>
* Shared dorm rooms (8 to 10 beds per room)<br>
* Private single/double room<br>
* Private family room

Facilities include:<br>
* DSL Internet facilities and free WiFi<br>
* On-site laundry<br>
* On-site parking<br>
* Information desk<br>
* Baggage and bicycle storage<br>
* Secure lockers<br>
* 24-hour access for registered guests<br>
* Wheelchair accessibility<br>
* Group meeting space and/or accommodations available.

The hostel has a spacious self-service kitchen where guests can prepare their own meals. The kitchen is fully equipped with stove, oven, microwave, coffeemaker, and ample refrigerator/freezer space. Pots and pans, dishes, and utensils are also provided.

For dining, guests may opt for the light-filled dining room (complete with chandelier!), or the outdoor patio with fountain, umbrella tables, and barbecue.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • Check-in is available between 15:00 and 23:00
  • Please contact hostel if arriving after 23:00
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • A maximum stay of 14 nights applies at this hostel.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 13 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of USD 3 per person per night is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • Garden
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table
  • Terrace / patio


  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Charges Apply
  • Wifi - Free
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car Parking at Hostel - At a cost
  • Car parking nearby - At or next to the hostel
  • Conference Facilities
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. (916) 668-6631

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Old Sacramento (1 to 2km)
  • California State Capitol and Museum (1 to 2km)
  • Sacramento and American Rivers (1 to 2km)

See the full list of attractions



I always enjoy staying at the Sacramento hostel in the old mansion. Staying there allows me to attend conferences over at the Sheraton Grand that I couldn't afford to attend otherwise. And it is more fun to stay there with friendly staff, volunteers, and people.


Avatar for Stephen


Sat 01 Sep 2018

C'est une ville d'affaire donc l'ambiance de l'AJ s'en ressent fortement... L'ambiance n'est pas folle et on s'est pris des réflexion car la lumière était encore allumée à 23h (dans un dortoir) ... assez moyen à ce niveau. Bon point: la demeure est superbe avec une terrasse très agréable.


Avatar for claire


Mon 23 Jul 2018

Breakfast was nice. Recommend better bathroom maintenance/cleaning. Recommend keeping a consistent temperature in the hostel. I stayed 5 days, was freezing first two days/nights (shivering on the second night.) Staff member said she had "cranked the A/C" because another woman complained she was warm. Why not just leave it at a reasonable, standard temperature?


Avatar for Jessica


Wed 18 Jul 2018

Hello Jessica, Thank you for the review and for choosing to stay with us. Since your stay and per your feedback we've made a few changes. Our team is now routinely checking all of our bathrooms for maintenance. We're hoping that by doing this we will be able to keep up with guest usage of the bathroom, while still maintaining service at the front desk. We also just adjusted the thermostats on each floor so they regulated to keep a consistent temperature. Thank you again for giving us feedback that will help us continually give the best guest experience possible. Happy travels!

Manager avatar

005U00 owner,

Fri 20 Jul 2018

The mansion is so beautiful and the location in downtown Sacramento is fabulous. I always have a very good experience here. The staff are always very friendly. My only complaint is that the women's bathroom (3rd floor) could use some deeper cleaning. The shower curtains were soiled and really needed to be cleaned and there was a lot of dust accumulated around the upper reaches of the walls (probably from a/c). Otherwise this is a FABULOUS hostel. I wlll most certainly return again and again.


Avatar for Stefanie


Thu 21 Jun 2018

What a great hostel. Amazing beautiful building, great location, very comfortable.


Avatar for Max


Wed 06 Jun 2018


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (500m to 1km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (1 to 2km)
  • Gym (500m - 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m to 1km)
  • Nightlife (500m to 1km)
  • Parks / Green Area (500m to 1km)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (1 to 2km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (500m to 1km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (3 to 5km)
  • Theatre (500m to 1km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Take the YOLO bus to 8th and J street or take the SuperShuttle van to the hostel.
The Greyhound station is located at L Street and 7th Street. Walk 7 blocks to hostel.
Limited parking available on-site. $6 per day per car.
Get off Amtrak at Sacramento station. Then walk 6 blocks to hostel.

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